Last week, voters in the United Kingdom opted to leave the European Union, rocking the country's economy and sending the whole continent into an uncertain future. The U.K's head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, in political affairs and can't even vote. But that doesn't mean she can't let it slip that she's felt stressed lately.
She met with Northern Ireland's First Minister, Martin McGuinness, and provided the understatement of the century to describe how she's doing. "Well, I'm still alive, anyway," she said with a joking grin. "There has been quite a lot going on." (According to , the Queen made an indirect endorsement of the "remain" vote in public, but in private has trashed the European Union.)
Then, as the expert royal she is, she deflected from politics and mentioned her social schedule. "I've had two birthdays so I've been quite busy," she said. The Queen , and then had an a few months later. But a little pomp and circumstance was probably not what's stressing her out at the moment.
Watch the full exchange below, and take notes for when you need to hide work-related stress at your next big meeting.